Thursday, November 11, 2010

Remembrance Day: Lest We Forget

On the 11th day of the 11th month, on the 11th hour, people all across Canada will honour the thousands of men and women who paid the ultimate sacrifice for peace and freedom. My sons along with many school children will take part in Remembrance Day ceremonies - red poppies will be distributed and this poem will be read:

In Flanders Field
by John McCrae, May 1915

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.
Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.
But more importantly, children will be able to express their gratitude to the veterans for the life they have today. J.P will read a special prayer -
Dear God,
We pray for the soldiers who fight for peace and keep us safe. Thank you to to the fallen soldiers. We honour you today on Remembrance Day.
Let us not forget those who served and died. And remember all those brave soldiers who still serve around the world.

2 comments:

  1. Amen!

    Hey my dear, still remember me? Yeah, it had been awhile since I had been around.. Yep, the injury deprived me from almost everything... and well, finally, there are signs of improvement so yeah, I am back.. See you around, my dear.. :) *HUG*

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  2. This a very good learning experience for the children. You must be very proud of your son.♥

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